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eightpenny nail Syllabification: eight·pen·ny nail
Pronunciation: /ˈātpenē ˌnāl/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of eightpenny nail in English:

noun

A nail that is 2.5 inches (64 mm) long.
Example sentences
  • Go down to Leslie's and tell him to send me a good claw hammer and three pounds of eightpenny nails.
  • Boards should be nailed with two eightpenny nails at each bearing.

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